NEW YORK, N.Y. - Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston has been suspended one game without pay for hitting Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki in the groin.

NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn made the announcement Sunday.

The hit occurred with 1:28 remaining in the third quarter of the Warriors' 123-110 victory over the Mavericks Saturday.

Livingston was serving his suspension Sunday during the Warriors game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Livingston was called for a flagrant foul when video review showed him punching Nowitzki in the groin area while the big German was backing in for a shot.

Livingston said after the game that the play looked worse than it was and that it was just bad timing.